Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Human Development and Family Studies, B.S. - with Double Major

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College of Education  > Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences  > Human Development and Family Studies, B.S. - with Double Major


A Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) provides a broadly based study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of individuals and families. HDFS graduates have a variety of opportunities available to them. Many students go on to graduate school in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Education, Medicine, and Law.

Students with a 2.3 UH GPA may declare a major in Human Development and Family Studies.

Degree Requirements

Degree Total: 120.0 Credit Hours

UH Core Requirements


6.0 credit hours required


12.0 credit hours required

Life & Physical Sciences

6.0 credit hours required

Language, Philosophy & Culture

3.0 credit hours required

Creative Arts

 3.0 credit hours required

American History/Government/Political Science

12.0 credit hours required

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3.0 credit hours required


Writing in the Disciplines

3.0 credit hours required

Diversity in Special Populations

6.0 credit hours required

Major Core Requirements

36.0 credit hours required

Area Electives

15.0 credit hours required

Students must choose 15 hours from the approved list of area electives or receive approval for classes through petition. The approved list of electives is maintained on the College of Education website at: http://www.uh.edu/education/degree-programs/hdfs-major/degree-plans/.

Secondary Major Requirements

Minimum 30.0 credit hours required

See secondary major department for major requirements. Students with a double major cannot receive a certificate to teach.

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